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  • A Speculative Play On UQM Beginning 2/7/2015  [View instapost]
    Blog post highlights UQMs move to "niche" vehicles. I think the move into Heavy-duty vehicles makes all kinds of sense. In fact, I doubt they had much choice in order to survive.

    http://tinyurl.com/ngo...
    Oct 31, 2015. 02:19 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Speculative Play On UQM Beginning 2/7/2015  [View instapost]
    News from China:

    "Fully electric buses have also enjoyed explosive annual growth, of 328 percent over the first nine months of the year to 8,876 units. Sales are expected to advance rapidly given generous purchase and operating subsidies offered by the government."

    . . . "Government policymakers, unnerved by the smog choking almost all of the country’s major cities, have been seeking to formulate other new measures aimed at relieving pressure on the environment. The Shenzhen mayor, Xu Qin, plans to convert all public transport to green vehicles within the next three years. More regions are expected to strengthen their environment-friendly plans in the wake of the State Council’s policy guidance."

    ". . . More partnerships, investments and even acquisition of foreign technology can be expected to speed up China’s green car transition. The upstream players include electrical battery, motor and control makers while downstream comprises EV car and bus makers and charging stations."

    Source:
    http://bit.ly/1ihQbuc
    Oct 28, 2015. 11:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Speculative Play On UQM Beginning 2/7/2015  [View instapost]
    Fair enough. I appreciate you sir.
    Oct 28, 2015. 09:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Speculative Play On UQM Beginning 2/7/2015  [View instapost]
    I have a feeling UQM is about to attract a whole lot more followers. Its hard to fathom how large the bus market in China is and the government wants electric buses. Now!
    Oct 27, 2015. 01:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Speculative Play On UQM Beginning 2/7/2015  [View instapost]
    This volatility has my jaw on the floor.
    But tons of uncertainty have been removed from the stock in the last 24 hours!
    Oct 27, 2015. 12:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Speculative Play On UQM Beginning 2/7/2015  [View instapost]
    "Each unit consists of one share of UQM common stock and 0.5 of a warrant. Each warrant gives the warrant holder the right to purchase one share of UQM common stock at a price of $1.31 for a period beginning six months from the date of issuance through the fifth anniversary of the date of issuance. The closing of the offering is expected to take place on or about October 30, 2015, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions."
    Oct 27, 2015. 12:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Speculative Play On UQM Beginning 2/7/2015  [View instapost]
    Crunching, I would love to see you write an article on UQM once you have drawn some conclusions about a fair price!
    Oct 27, 2015. 08:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Speculative Play On UQM Beginning 2/7/2015  [View instapost]
    Congrats, HTL!
    Oct 26, 2015. 07:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Speculative Play On UQM Beginning 2/7/2015  [View instapost]
    Now we wait to find out if its good or not so good.
    Oct 26, 2015. 03:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GreenPower Motor Co. - A Highly Unusual Transportation Services Technology Play  [View article]
    The principal competitors are New Flyer, Proterra, and BYD (the chinese company traded in Hong Kong--not BYD on the NYSE)
    Others will also compete, especially Nova Bus--a subsidiary of Volvo--but they appear to be behind.

    I think Proterra is likely to be a big winner. Others who think so will want to check out UQM--the electric motor company. They supply traction motors to Proterra.

    GreenPower Motor company appears to me to be a long shot in the US market at the moment. At least 5 years behind Proterra and not as innovative in terms of designing a new bus from the ground up.

    Here is a great and brief article on what is happening behind the scenes as customers demo electric buses: http://bit.ly/1MPz67u
    Oct 19, 2015. 01:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Speculative Play On UQM Beginning 2/7/2015  [View instapost]
    UQM reports improvement to its PowerPhase HD motors:

    “offers the ability to tackle extreme duty cycles with up to 25% improved continuous power using water-glycol cooling medias preferred by most OEMs,”
    http://bit.ly/1PgL7oi
    Oct 14, 2015. 02:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 405: September 26, 2015  [View instapost]
    Great link, thanks.
    Oct 13, 2015. 09:13 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Speculative Play On UQM Beginning 2/7/2015  [View instapost]
    Proterra opens new Silicon Valley headquarters and announces their 2nd gen bus will be available in both 40 and 35 feet.

    UQM controller and motor was on display at the ceremony!

    Perhaps unfortunately, Eaton is discontinuing the overhead chargers they were making for Proterra and at least one other company. Proterra is "now seeking new partners."
    Of course, they are also now offering extended range (NMC battery) buses that aren't intended to need fast charging.

    http://bit.ly/1Pkh8L1
    Oct 8, 2015. 08:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 405: September 26, 2015  [View instapost]
    KillaCycle,
    Nice contribution, thanks.
    Oct 3, 2015. 07:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Speculative Play On UQM Beginning 2/7/2015  [View instapost]
    Charlotte (airport) may have been pleased with them at first, but they weren't happy for very long.

    http://bit.ly/1KSapVx

    PS For anyone who might be confused--this is off-topic: DesignLine buses have nothing to do with UQM AFAIK
    Oct 3, 2015. 12:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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